The Pitch has unveiled the Best of Kansas City 2023 selections, showcasing the top choices as voted by hundreds of thousands of locals. These outstanding companies and brands have been recognized for enhancing life in Kansas City, and it's no surprise that many of the winners hail from Overland Park, Kansas! Discover the exceptional businesses in our community that brought home the gold this year, and mark your calendars to experience these gems in 2024! 

Arts and Entertainment: 

Quixotic (Terra Luna) steals the spotlight as the Best Live Performance Event. 


Sports & Recreation: 

• Tee off at the Best Driving Range, Topgolf

• Swing into action at the Best Place to Play Pickleball, Chicken N Pickle



Q39 takes home the gold for both Best Brisket and Best Craft Barbecue. 



• Savor the brews at the Best Brew Pub, Martin City Brewing Company

• Indulge in the Best Milkshake at Winstead’s

• Pull up a seat at the Best Neighborhood Bar and Best Sports Bar, The Peanut



Red Door Woodfired Grill excels with the Best Appetizers, Best Restaurant, and Best Serving Staff. 

McLain’s Bakery claims victory in both Best Bakery categories (Bread and Sweets). 

• Enjoy the Best Bar Food at The Peanut

• Start your day right with the Best Breakfast at The Big Biscuit

Chicken N Pickle reigns supreme with the Best Chicken Sandwich. 

• Get messy with the Best Chicken Wings at The Peanut

Bo Lings takes the title for Best Chinese Restaurant. 

• Taste the excellence of Garozzo’s, named Best Italian Restaurant. 

• Head to The Peanut for the Best Place to Eat at the Bar and Best Queso. 

Jose Pepper’s Mexican Restaurant scores with the Best Queso. 

The Mixx tosses up the Best Salad. 


Goods and Services: 

Johnson County Library – Central Resource Library stands out as the Best Library Branch (KS). 

• Pamper yourself at Luxe Nail Spa, the Best Nail Salon. 

• Cultivate your green space with plants from Family Tree Nursery, named the Best Place to Buy a Plant. 

• Rejuvenate at Haven Wellness Spa + Shop, crowned the Best Spa. 


People & Places: 

• Celebrate the uniqueness of Kansas City with Made in KC, named the Best Business that could only exist in KC and Best Gift Store. 

• Green thumbs, rejoice! Family Tree Nursery is also recognized as the Best Garden Store/Nursery. 

• Gear up for outdoor adventures at Scheels, honored as the Best Outdoor Outfitters and Best Sporting Goods Store. 

• Embrace your love for tabletop games at Tabletop Game & Hobby, named the Best Tabletop Game Store. 

Explore the complete list of award winners across various categories by visiting the official award catalog at: Discover more about these esteemed businesses and start planning your visits for an incredible experience in 2024!